Submit Your Application by August 2 to Serve as a Member Community Chair

Members & Publications


July 29, 2019

Are you in an AAPM&R Member Community and interested in collaborating with others in your specialty? Apply to be the chair of your Member Community!

Need a reminder about which Member Community(ies) you're part of? Log in here to view your member profile.

A Member Community Chair fulfills critical community functions including:

  • Facilitating and encouraging engagement between members
  • Facilitating Member Community activities online via PhyzForum
  • Organizing, calling, and chairing Member Community gatherings in-person at the Annual Assembly
  • Serving as a resource for and connection to the Academy on issues related to the Member Community’s area of focus – for example, helping identify subject matter experts

This is your opportunity to grow your career, expand your PM&R network, and advance the specialty! Each Member Community chair term is 2 years.

The following communities do not have any nominations at this time and are in need of a chair:

  • Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship Directors
  • Early-Career Physiatrists
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Para/Adaptive Athletes and Sports
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Current Fellows/Combination Residents and Future Candidates 
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program Directors
  • Private Practice Physiatrists
  • Research in Physiatry
  • Running Medicine
  • Wound Medicine

Apply now for this exciting opportunity!

Please note: the Cancer Rehabilitation, Central Nervous System, and Pediatric Rehabilitation Member Communities are seeking additional volunteer leader positions. View them here.


Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.